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Josh Barkan on his journey of self-discovery and love in 'Wonder Travels'

Steven B. Smith

After discovering that his wife—while on a 6 month trip around the world—had an affair, author Josh Barkan set out on his own journey of self-discovery and love.

The result is a memoir titled Wonder Travels, and it captures the heartache, confusion and even joy Barkan experienced following his separation and divorce. And probably most shocking, that this journey of self-discovery took Barkan half-way around the world to meet the man who had come between his marriage. I recently spoke with Josh Barkan about what he learned through his marriage to his first wife, about his healing journey, and much more.


Wonder Travels was published by Roundabout Press.

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Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.